Using Rootkits to Defeat Digital Rights Management
Two of the most popular CD emulation utilities are Alcohol and Daemon Tools and they both use rootkits.
Alcohol advertises itself as enabling you “to make a duplicate back-up to recordable media of nearly all your expensive Game/Software/DVD titles, and/or an image that can be mounted and run from any one of Alcohol's virtual drives”. When you run a RootkitRevealer scan of a system on which Alcohol is installed you see several discrepancies Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Using Rootkits to Defeat Digital Rights Management
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